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Tray

1898

Henry Van de Velde

Henry Van de Velde (1863–1957) knew how to exploit the ductility of metal. While the handles seem to detach and curve before our eyes, each side bears a finely worked and stylized plant motif. With its sinuous circumference animated by a dynamic line, this tray can hardly be regarded as an inert object of everyday use.

ADAGP, Paris 2019 © Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

ADAGP, Paris 2019 © Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

ADAGP, Paris 2019 © Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi/ Photo: APF

Artist: Henry Van de Velde
Title: Tray
Geography: Brussels, Belgium
Date: 1898
Medium: silver-plated bronze
Classification: tool and utensil
Dimensions: 2.5 x 69.3 x 41.7 cm
Inventory number: LAD 2011.014
Contact for images: [email protected]
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